Getting Back To Work after a COVID-19 Shutdown

An unprecedented number of businesses were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As you contemplate reopening, it is crucial to follow guidelines to reduce the chances of resurgence. 

Follow Applicable Guidelines

Each state has its own set of guidelines for what can and cannot happen during the phases of reopening. In addition, counties and cities may have stricter orders in place. These are based on local conditions and designed to keep the public and workers safe. Follow them to avoid possible fines, license revelations or other consequences. 

Increase Sanitizing Procedures

Even if you already had stringent cleaning procedures, now is the time to take them to the highest level possible. Install sanitizing stations for staff, separate work stations with dividers, and wipe high-touch surfaces regularly. 

Encourage Workers to Report Symptoms

Whether you choose to implement a self-screening tool, take temperatures or go on the honor system, it is critical that any employees exhibiting symptoms are encouraged to report them. Allowing people to work while they could be infectious increases the chance of an outbreak and the liability associated with one. 

The right insurance package can put your mind at ease and reduce some of the risks associated with reopening. Check with your insurance provider policy provisions that can help reduce liability. Be sure to thoroughly research guidelines and restrictions before you make any plans. Then, explore the numerous back to work resources that are available to help. Doing so will help reduce the risks of opening during a pandemic while also easing the uncertainty of the situation.